Supplier Diversity Program

The City of Columbia Supplier Diversity Program works with local businesses in Columbia, Rocheport, Centralia, Hallsville, Ashland, and surrounding areas near Boone County, MO to assist Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) including minority and women-owned businesses in order to compete in government and private sector economic development and business entrepreneurship opportunities. The Supplier Diversity Program provides business resources and also manages the City of Columbia’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Directory, found at opens in a new For more information, contact James A. Whitt, Supplier Diversity Program Director, at or 573-441-5544.